Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide


Overview and guide about the Dartslive Darts mini-game playable at Kichoji's Penguin Sniper in Persona 5 Royal. Included also is information about Baton Pass Ranks and target scores.

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game in Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Penguin Sniper’s Dartslive or Darts is a mini-game in which the Protagonist can participate in Persona 5 Royal together with his fellow Phantom Thief members. The mini-game is unlocked on 6/5 after clearing the Museum of Vanity. Penguin Sniper can be visited both after school and evenings. Access to the mini-game costs 800 yen per session. Keep playing Dars at Penguin Sniper to raise your party member’s Baton Pass rank.

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Darts Basic Rules and Mechanics

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Dartslives Basic Rules and Mechanics

Before the mini-game starts, save your game first. Inside the Penguin Sniper, choose your first partner to play darts with. The goal of the mini-game is to reach 0. Depending on your rank, you’ll start with a “score.” At rank 1 for example, you start out on a “301” starting score. In higher levels, you begin with a starting score of “701”.

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Dartslive Social Stat Boosts

Each time you take part in a mini-game, you can increase your Proficiency by +2. If your chosen partner finished the game in the fourth round, Proficiency will rise by +3 instead.

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Choose a Partner

Other than the player’s chosen partner, another person will be randomly chosen as the Protagonist’s second partner. If you don’t like the second partner, you can reload your game.

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Dartslive Confidant Boosts

Lastly, all attending characters will receive +1 confidant boosts after finishing the mini-game.

Darts Target Score System

The target score for the mini-game will change based on the rank of the pairs are starting with. Below is a shortlist of starting ranks and target scores:

Baton Pass Starting Rank Target Score
1 301
2 501
Akechi 701

You get more Proficiency stat boost by competing on a rainy day or when you’re playing with a “701” starting score.

Darts Customizations

After playing, you’ll be eligible to customize some features with the help of items such as “My Darts” and “Professional Darts Tech.”

Feature Effect
My Darts The cursor width is narrower
Professional Darts Tech Unlock Third Eye

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How to get a high score in Dartslive

Persona 5 Royal - How to Get a High Score in Dartslive

Below are some tips on how to achieve a high score:

  • Other than shaking the controller, you can also press the ○ Button.
  • Rather than focusing near the center, you can move the cursor to the edge of the ellipse.
  • In the first round, you can afford to make mistakes before reaching the third round.
  • Aim to get a score between 1 and 20 by round 3.
  • Aim to finish on your partner’s fourth turn. This helps to raise their Baton Pass rank by two levels. Some exceptions to this rule include Ryuji and Akechi.
  • You can unlock a score boost conversation when you reach the fourth round.

Score Boost Dialogue Choices

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Score Boost Dialogue Choices

When you reach the fourth round, your partner will ask a question. If you respond correctly, he/she will be motivated to perform well, boost their scores (go up by two ranks), and finish the mini-game on your behalf.

Below are recommended responses to boost your partner’s performance:

Partner Score Boost Dialogue
Persona 5 Royal - MorganaMorgana “I’m counting on you.”
Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji SakamotoRyuji Sakamoto “Get pumped.”
Persona 5 Royal - Ann TakamakiAnn Takamaki “Same as always.”
Persona 5 Royal - Yusuke KitagawaYusuke Kitagawa “As if you were painting.”
Persona 5 Royal - Makoto NiijimaMakoto Niijima “Take a deep breath.”
Persona 5 Royal - Futaba SakuraFutaba Sakura “This is a real thing.”
Persona 5 Royal - Haru OkumuraHaru Okumura “Just have fun with it.”
Persona 5 Royal - Goro AkechiGoro Akechi
Persona 5 Royal - Kasumi YoshizawaKasumi Yoshizawa “Trust your instincts.”

Baton Pass Rank Benefits

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Baton Pass Rank Benefits

Throwing darts allows the player to increase each character’s baton pass rank. This affects how much of a boost in damage dealt, HP, and SP recovery a character gains during a baton pass. Open the stats screen to view your character’s Baton Pass Rank.

Baton Pass Rank Baton Pass Rank Effects
Rank 1
  • Damage increase. (Level 1)
Rank 2
  • Damage increase. (Level 2)
  • Around 10% HP recovery up after Baton Pass.
Rank 3
  • Damage increase. (Level 3)
  • Around 15% HP recovery up (level 2) after Baton Pass.
  • SP recovery up. (Level 2 for the first, Level 4 for the second, and Level 3 for the third.)

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  1. I don’t know what the spoiler below me is. But i just wanted to say for anybody who might need it but is afraid to scroll down: Kasumi’s official translated answer for darts is: “Trust your Instincts “ not “believe in yourself”